Panasonic PT-CW331 vs Sony VPL-FHZ700L

Panasonic PT-CW331
Sony VPL-FHZ700L

Top Prices

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In stock
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In stock

Reasons For

2 Reasons For
One more VGA (D-Sub) port Edit
The Panasonic PT-CW331 has three VGA (D-Sub) ports, however the Sony VPL-FHZ700L only has two VGA (D-Sub) ports.
$8,757 cheaper
The Panasonic PT-CW331 costs $1,637.95, whereas the Sony VPL-FHZ700L is $10,394.99.
4 Reasons For
Hugely brighter projector brightness Edit
Sony VPL-FHZ700L is 7,000 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens brightness, but the Panasonic PT-CW331 is only a 3,100 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens brightness projector (4 ANSI lumens dimmer).
A lot bigger matrix size Edit
The Sony VPL-FHZ700L has a matrix size of 0.95"", however the Panasonic PT-CW331 is only a 0.65"" matrix size projector (0.3" smaller).
Quieter noise level Edit
The Sony VPL-FHZ700L is a 33dBdB noise level projector. That's 4dB quieter than the Panasonic PT-CW331 (33dBdB). Read more

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

1 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Hugely dimmer projector brightness Edit
Panasonic PT-CW331 is only 3,100 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens brightness. That's 4 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Sony VPL-FHZ700L (7,000 ANSI lumens ANSI lumens).
47% smaller matrix size Edit
The Panasonic PT-CW331 is a 0.65"" matrix size projector. That's 0.3" smaller than the Sony VPL-FHZ700L (0.95"").
Louder noise level Edit
The Panasonic PT-CW331 has a noise level of 37dBdB, but the Sony VPL-FHZ700L is a 33dBdB noise level projector (4dB quieter). Read more

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

Not as many stockists
Only 1 shop sell the Panasonic PT-CW331, however 2 stores sell the Sony VPL-FHZ700L. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this projector remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Ten months older
The Panasonic PT-CW331 is older than the Sony VPL-FHZ700L by ten months.
2 Reasons Against
Only two VGA (D-Sub) ports Edit
The Sony VPL-FHZ700L has two VGA (D-Sub) ports, however the Panasonic PT-CW331 only has three VGA (D-Sub) ports.
More expensive by $8,757
The Sony VPL-FHZ700L is $8,757.04 more expensive than the Panasonic PT-CW331.

Date Released

40 months Ago 31 months Ago

Projector

Contrast Ratio
 8000:1
 8000:1
Native Projector Resolution
 WUXGA (1920x1200)
 WUXGA (1920x1200)
BEST
Projector Brightness
3,100 ANSI lumens 7,000 ANSI lumens
BEST
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Unknown - Click to provide data -30 - 30
Vertical Keystone Correction
-15 - 15 -30 - 30
Matrix Size
0.65" 0.95"
BEST
Uniformity
80% Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Vertical Synchronization
Unknown - Click to provide data 47kHz
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization
Unknown - Click to provide data 93kHz
Maximum Vertical Synchronization
Unknown - Click to provide data 93kHz
Minimum Horizontal Synchronization
Unknown - Click to provide data 14kHz
Number of Colours
16.7M Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Aspect Ratio
 16:10
 16:9
 16:10
 16:9
Compatible Screen Size
70 - 100 40 - 600
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
Supported Number of Colours Display
 16.78 million colours
 16.78 million colours

Lamps

Lamp
1 1
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
4,000h Unknown - Click to provide data
Lamp Type
 UHM
 UHM
Lamp Power
280W Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Aperture Range
2.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
5.27 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Mode
 Manual
 Manual

Video

Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+)
 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)
 1440 x 900 (WXGA+)
 1440 x 900
 1366 х 768
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 832 x 624
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
 640 x 480 (VGA)
BEST
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+)
 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)
 1440 x 900 (WXGA+)
 1440 x 900
 1366 х 768
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 832 x 624
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
 640 x 480 (VGA)
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 NTSC
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL 60
 NTSC 3.58
 PAL
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 NTSC
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL 60
 NTSC 3.58

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Port
1 1
BNC Input Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
S-Video Input
1 1
Component Video in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Headphone Output
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
HDMI Port
1 1
VGA (D-Sub) Port
3
BEST
2

Networking

Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate
 100
 10
 100
 10

Storage

Optical Disc Player
 Not included
 Not included

Performance

Noise Level
37dB 33dB
BEST
Noise Level in Economy Mode
33dB Unknown - Click to provide data
Heat Dissipation
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,696BTU/h
Dot Clock Scanning Frequency
162MHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Scan Range
15 - 100 14 - 93
Vertical Scan Range
24 - 120 47 - 93
On Screen Display Language
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 VIE
 IND
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 THA
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 VIE
 IND

Multimedia

RMS Rated Power
10W Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Speaker
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Form Factor
 Desktop
 Desktop
Colour
 White
 Black
 White
 Black
Product Type
 Desktop projector
 Desktop projector

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption On Standby
6W 0.5W
BEST
Typical Power Consumption
340W
BEST
404W
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 497W
AC Adapter Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50/60
 60
 50
 50/60
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240
 100

Operational Conditions

Operating Altitude
0 - 3000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Relative Humidity Storage Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 20 - 80
Relative Humidity Operational Range
20 - 80 35 - 85
Storage Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -10 - 60
Operating Temperature Range
5 - 40 0 - 40

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
7.8kg 22kg
BEST
Height
250mm 204mm
Depth
367mm 545mm
Width
357mm 530mm

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 USB
 VGA
 AC
 USB
 VGA
 AC
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